Ship's Cats Felix of Mayflower II

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Artist: Celia Pike

 The cards are printed in the UK on 280gsm FSC accredited board with recycled brown paper envelopes.

The cards are blank inside and suitable for all occasions.

Sizes 177 x 127mm (7” x 5”)

Card & envelopes are nested, i.e., no cello bags or plastic packaging.

In 1620, the first settlers from Europe made a perilous journey across the Atlantic from England to America in the famous ship the Mayflower. Centuries later, in 1957, a replica, built in Devon and named Mayflower II, set off on the same journey. It was to be presented to the American people as a symbol of Anglo-American friendship. As Mayflower II was about to set sail, someone from the crowd of spectators and well-wishers stepped forward and presented the crew with a small black kitten saying, ‘the ship has to have a cat, it brings good luck!’ The kitten was Felix! After 2 months of fun and games on board during the crossing, he arrived safely and went on to make his home in America just as the first settlers had done.